Jenkins’ father went to Hawaii, where he has a residence, after Christmas and the family hasn’t heard from him since. Jenkins told reporters recently that he plans on leaving a ticket for his father on Super Bowl Sunday in hopes of a reunion.
"He went out to Hawaii," he said, per USA Today, "and we haven't heard from him since he went out there. It's been a little over a month. ... Obviously, you're concerned for his safety, concerned about how he is, his state, everything. We've just got to wait and let it play itself out. There's nothing much I can do from right here."
Right now, Jenkins is doing all he can to focus on the task at hand--which happens to be the biggest game of his career--a Super Bowl match-up with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The veteran hopes that next Sunday will bring not only his first Super Bowl ring, but also his father’s return.
"I haven't figured out if I’ll leave [the ticket] at will call or not or if I'll give it to another family member on game day," Jenkins said Tuesday. "I still haven't decided all that stuff yet. I'll figure that out a little later in the week."